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The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, was formed in 1946. From the onset the aim was to form an uniting body for gynaecologists. Initially and for many years the main objectives were to organise congresses and meetings, to negotiate for a proper fee structure and to make comments on obstetrical and gynaecological training in South Africa.


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Celebrating World Patient Safety Day – Friday 17 September 2021

International Women’s Health Organisations Recognise World Patient Safety Day Today, our organisations – which represent specialists in…

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Although pregnant women are at no greater risk of being infected by SARS-CoV-2, the woman and her infant are more likely to develop complications from COVID-19. Pregnant and lactating women were excluded from initial COVID-19 vaccine trials; thus, data to guide vaccine decision-making are lacking. Clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy are now underway, and further trials are planned. The Vaccine Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) is continuously reviewing vaccine safety in pregnancy for all vaccines included in, or considered for inclusion, in the national vaccine rollout.

Tribute to Dr Manuel Giestiera – 24/01/50 – 23/03/21

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of our colleague, Dr Manuel Giesteira, on 23 March after a short illness.